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AGCI Workshop Participation
July 09, 2005 to July 15, 2005
Jurgen Scheffran is a Senior Research Scientist in the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security (ACDIS) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has adjunct faculty appointments at the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Political Science. He received a physics diploma and PhD at the University of Marburg in Germany. Throughout the 1990s he worked as a researcher in the interdisciplinary research group IANUS and at the mathematics department of the Technical University of Darmstadt. After a research project at Hamburg University, he joined the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in 2001, and in 2003 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris (Pantheon/Sorbonne).His research and teaching interests include: Sustainable development, environmental conflicts, energy and climate change; complex systems analysis and computer modeling; technology assessment and international security. On these topics he served as advisor to the Bureau for Technology Assessment, the Federal Environmental Agency and the United Nations. He is leading a multi-disciplinary research project on renewable energy and land-use, for which he has set up a website and organizes an international conference, and actively supports the establishment of a bioenergy research center at the University of Illinois.
AGCI has become an intellectual proving ground, a ferment for new ideas and concepts, and a place where the different disciplines actually talk, and progress. Hal Harvey
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The Aspen Global Change Institute has been the most prominent place for developing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dialogues between scientists and practitioners.Guy Brasseur
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims. R. Buckminster Fuller